Friday, 05 April 2013 00:00
Saturday, April 6
Holocaust Memorial Museum
Sunday, April 7
Midway Movies: Shanghai Ghetto
Monday, April 8
Are you renting, buying or a homeowner on Long Island? Want to learn about what opportunities are available? Come to the Action Long Island Housing and Rental Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Molloy College Suffolk Center, located at 7180 Republic Airport, East Farmingdale and meet with lenders, apartment owners, builders, realtors, community and government organizations who will answer your questions and help guide you in the right direction. This is a free event. For more information, visit www.actionlongisland.org or call 631-425-2700.
On Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom Hashoah), Temple Beth Torah, located at 243 Cantiague Road in Westbury, will have a display of artifacts rescued from the Holocaust. Owners of this material will show and explain what it is and where it came from. Some of the people are survivors, children of survivors or just have a story to tell. Film clips will be shown on a continuous basis and there will be a speaker. A service will follow. Children from the Hebrew school will also view the “Pop-Up Museum.” All are welcome.
Monday Night at the Midway Movies is one of the synagogue’s finest adult education programs, though it doesn’t quite feel like one. People gather not just to watch great movies, but also to view and review them with Jewish eyes. All films are shown with English subtitles for anyone with listening challenges. Admission is free and the public is welcome. This week, the film is documentary Shanghai Ghetto, not rated, 95 minutes. Warning: this film features very graphic footage from the concentration camps. Film starts at 7:30 p.m.
There will be an auction with free admission to benefit Last Hope Animal Rescue at St. Bede’s Church located at 220 Berry Hill Road, Syosset. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the live auction beginning at 6:45 p.m. Live and Chinese auctions and a mini flea market will be available, as well as refreshments at a nominal charge. All proceeds benefit Last Hope’s pet adoption and community outreach programs. For more information, call 631-425-1884 or visit www.lasthopeanimalrescue.org.
This week, can two Jewish kids from Brooklyn, one a Hasid and one comfortable with modernity, find common ground in Brooklyn of the 1940’s? PG, 108 minutes, film starts at 7:30 p.m.
The Barbershop Harmony Society’s Nassau Mid-Island Chapter takes center stage at Carle Place High School (168 Cherry Lane) to offer “Barbershop – Broadway & Beyond,” on Saturday evening, April 20 at 8:07 pm. Tickets are $15 at the door. The Long Island Harmonizers chorus, its talented quartets and “’Up All Night,” a top guest quartet, entertain during the two-hour presentation. For more information, visit www.longislandharmonizers. org.
The Barbershop Harmony Society’s Nassau Mid-Island Chapter takes center stage at Carle Place High School (168 Cherry Lane) to offer “Barbershop – Broadway & Beyond,” on Sunday afternoon, April 21 at 3:07 p.m. For more information, visit www.longislandharmonizers.org.
A safe, confidential, supportive environment to talk about what you have been through, reactions and feelings and how to move forward. You are not alone! Facilitated by a professional therapist. Three consecutive Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. in the Hicksville-Plainview area. $60 for three meetings. To register call Nancy Berlow, LCSW: 516-356-7109. All inquiries are confidential.
Once a month through December, Long Island Cat Fanciers sponsors free lectures given by top local veterinarians on topics relevant to dog and cat owners. All members of the public are welcome to attend. The lectures are generally held on the first Monday of each month at the Town of Oyster Bay Syosset-Woodbury Community Center, 7900 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury, at 7:45 p.m. For more information, call 631-277-3844.
American Sign Language (ASL) classes will be offered by Mill Neck Services for deaf adults on Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Jan. 7 through March 25, 2013. The 10 sessions of the Level 1 Adult class are being held at the Day Habilitation and Interpreter Services building located at 501 S. Broadway, Suite B, Hicksville. The fee is $175, plus $65 for books/materials.For more information, or to register by phone/fax, please call Mill Neck Services at 922-3818, ext. 306. Registration may also be done online at www.mill neck.org by clicking the “Community Sign Language Classes” link. Sign language interpreters will be available for guests who are deaf, provided a request is made in advance.
Clutterers Anonymous (CLA), a 12-step self-help group, offers help and support to those who have clutter problems in their homes or workplace. Meets every Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., in Plainview. There are no dues or fees. For more information, call 866-800-3881 or visit: www.ClutterersAnonymous.net.
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
Famous American painter Georgia O’Keeffe was the topic of discussion at the Plainview Old-Bethpage Public Library on Feb. 20.
Members of the audience were given an in-depth look into the life and artwork of O’Keeffe through a self-made and researched lecture and slideshow by art appraiser Louise Cella Caruso.
O’Keeffe lived for 98 years. Within her lifetime, she was granted the Medal of Arts by Ronald Regan, and in 1938, she was selected as one of the 12 most outstanding women of the previous 50 years. When she passed away she was accorded the honor of a first page obituary in the New York Times.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
In celebration of its tenth anniversary, the Kids of Distinction program is offering more scholarships and planning a festive gala that will look back on a decade of supporting our most civic-minded children. The Town of Oyster Bay and the Old Bethpage-based Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc., the sponsoring entities, are seeking nominations of local youngsters who are standouts in public service for the 2014 awards.
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, together with Kids Helping Kids co-founders Robert A.J. Eslick and Philip M. Eslick, kicked off the search for a new batch of “kids of distinction” at the end of February. Nominations are due by May 16. Winners will be recognized at a special ceremony held by the board of trustees on Tuesday, June 17 at 7 p.m. with a citation from the Town and a $2,000 scholarship from Kids Helping Kids.